As a result of the global pandemic, a revolution in how we work is underway. Collaborative tools and technology have become a necessary part of communication for nearly every commercial business, and the legal sector is no exception. This past year and a half, the U.S. judicial system faced unprecedented challenges, quickly having to adapt to new health and safety requirements. For many legal professionals, the transition to remote work has presented new opportunities for re-envisioning communication both internally and externally.
With reconfigured courtrooms and new uses of technology in law firms, the days of closed-off courtrooms and legal proceedings are over. Integrated AV technology not only improves legal efficiency, but it helps improve transparency in the judicial system promoting greater access to legal services.
Collaborative Technology for Communication
In the era of remote working, technology-enabled review systems, videoconferencing, AI and other collaboration tools enable lawyers and administrative hearing offices to better navigate hybrid proceedings and litigation meetings. With seamless, efficient and reliable networking, AV technology allows legal proceedings to expand beyond the walls of the courthouse or law firm. In today’s legal and judicial sector, AV technology increasingly helps to ensure that every voice is heard clearly, and all evidence is accurately communicated and presented.
Beyond the flexibility of meeting clients anywhere, a critical element of the judicial system has always included collaboration and communication. In instances where visual aids are needed to share or present vital information, having a secure wireless presentation device can be essential. For on-screen presentation of evidence, solutions like Panasonic’s PressIT Wireless Presentation System allow content to be shared wirelessly on-screen directly from your own mobile devices. No network setup, software or driver installation is required. Technologies such as this offer easy-to-use functionality that can enable proper social distancing or facilitate the incorporation of touchless BYOD for hygienic presentation of evidence using court attendees’ laptops, smartphones, or tablets.
AV Solutions for Enhanced Collaboration
AV configurations that simplify the adoption of in-person and remote work can facilitate collaboration across a spectrum of disciplines making the legal system more inclusive and accessible. One benefit to having a complete AV system is that it enhances the evidence disclosure aspect of legal procedures with the ability to leverage video conferencing tools, large displays, and streaming cameras which allow for more enhanced in-person and remote experiences. For example, courtrooms outfitted with the right technology can give judges or lawyers the capability to turn on specific courtroom cameras, video sources or displays, and to operate video conferencing systems from a touchscreen control panel.
With 4K professional displays and video cameras, solutions like Panasonic’s Virtual Experience offer reliable, collaborative, and interactive meeting spaces that are easy and simple to operate with minimal support – whether for a remote environment or in-person situations. Ultimately, having the right AV technology and systems in place can help support collaborative interaction and enable more meaningful access to courts and encourage more seamless workflows, procedural fairness, and equal access. The legal industry is more competitive than ever and partnering with the right technology provider can give organizations the greatest advantage.
If you’re looking to learn more about the commercial AV solutions available for your legal firm or business, explore Panasonic’s collaborative AV solutions here.